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A Roundtable Discussion: Housing Market Dynamics

MBA Insights recently held a roundtable discussion with several industry executives for their perspectives on the housing market, mortgage technology and the future of real estate finance. Participants included Amy Crews Cutts of Equifax; Jorge Ponce of FirstClose; Joe Melendez of ValueInsured; Jeff McGuiness of Embrace Home Loans; and Matt Johner of BankLabs.

July 20, 2018

July 16, 2018
By Dustin Smith

The Mortgage Bankers Association's annual Commercial Mortgage Servicing & Technology Conference has become an important venue for more industry participants over the past few years. As our executives moved through the venue, meeting with commercial mortgage servicers from around the country, three primary themes emerged. We share them with you here.

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Dustin Smith
SLK Global
Commercial Servicing
July 16, 2018
By MBA Insights Staff
Tom Cronkright of CertifID Talks Fraud

MBA Insights posed questions to Thomas W. Cronkright II, CEO of CertifID, Grand Rapids, Mich., a software company focused on preventing wire fraud in the real estate, lending and title industries. He is also a founding member of Sun Title Agency, Grand Rapids, and serves as its CEO. He is an attorney admitted to practice in Michigan and holds a real estate broker's license. More about CertifID can be found at www.certifid.com.

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Thomas W. Cronkright II
CertifID
Fraud
July 16, 2018
By Wendy Peel
To Protect Market Share and Better Serve Borrowers, Offer a Wider Range of Loan Products

With margins compressing, lenders who want to protect their market share must seek new ways to add value for borrowers--or face the possibility of losing clients to rivals who are equally focused on "land grab."

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Wendy Peel
ReverseVision
Reverse Mortgages
July 20, 2018
By MBA Research & Economics
MBA Chart of the Week: Consumer Direct Channel, Net Production Income

Production revenues, expenses, personnel and other metrics are divided into four major production channels in the MBA and STRATMOR Peer Group Roundtables data: Retail, Consumer Direct, Broker Wholesale and Correspondent. For this week's chart, we focus on the trending of net production income for the Consumer Direct channel.

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MBA Chart of the Week
Consumer Direct Channel
Net Production Income
July 16, 2018
By MBA Insights Staff
Video

The Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Washington Update features MBA Associate Vice President of Legislative and Political Affairs Kelley Williams, who discusses MBA's meeting with the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection; an MBA/trade group letter to Capitol Hill on flood insurance; and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's testimony before the House Financial Services Committee.

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MBA Washington Update
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
Flood Insurance
July 16, 2018
By MBA Insights Staff
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Slideshow: ARMCO Mortgage Quality Control Industry Trends Report

The ARMCO Mortgage Quality Control Industry Trends Report represents a nationwide post-closing quality control analysis using data and findings derived from mortgage lenders utilizing the ACES Analytics benchmarking software.

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Quality Control
QC
ARMCO
July 18, 2018
By MBA Insights Staff
Video

The Mortgage Bankers Association released a new MBANow video featuring MBA Senior Vice President of Residential Policy and Member Engagement Pete Mills, who discusses single-family residential policy issues under debate in Washington.

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MBANow
Pete Mills
Residential Policy
July 19, 2018
By MBA Insights Staff
Video

Mortgage Bankers Association Chief Economist Mike Fratantoni breaks down the MBA Weekly Applications Survey for the week ending July 13.

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MBA Weekly Applications Survey
July 10, 2018
By MBA Insights Staff
Video

The Mortgage Bankers Association released a new mPower Moments video featuring MBA Vice President of Human Resources Gene Neill, who discusses managing conflict with MBA COO and mPower Founder Marcia M. Davies.

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mPower Moments
Marcia Davies
Gene Neill
July 10, 2018
By MBA Insights Staff
Joe Wilson of SimpleNexus on Referral Relationships

Joe Wilson is Chief Marketing Officer with SimpleNexus, Lehi, Utah, a digital mortgage services provider serving 15 of the top 25 retail mortgage lenders in the US. It serves more than 180 enterprise mortgage companies and more than 17,000 loan officers nationwide.

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Joe Wilson
SimpleNexus
Referral Relationships
July 10, 2018
By MBA Insights Staff
MBA Education Path to Diversity Scholar Profile: Ashley Brown

Ashley Brown is a Loss Mitigation Quality Assurance Specialist III with RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing, Charlotte, N.C. She earned her Bachelors of Science in biology degree from Francis Marion University in Florence, S.C., and recently earned her Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Project Management from Strayer University. She enjoys reading novels, listening to podcasts and music and traveling. Most importantly, she says, "what I enjoy the most is being the mother of 13-year-old son, Travis."

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MBA Education Path to Diveristy Program
Ashley Brown
July 10, 2018
Pause Between New Regs Makes Now the Time to Develop a Digital Strategy

"Reg relief" is the buzzword around the mortgage industry these days. Even with TRID 2.0 and the new 1003 application on the horizon, most seem to be breathing a sigh of relief at the thought of a slower pace for new industry regulations. Now that the industry is pausing to catch its collective breath, the time may also be right for lenders to sit down and plot out their long-term digital mortgage strategy.

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Mark Mackey
IDS
Digital Strategies
July 10, 2018
By MBA Insights Staff
People in the News

The Mortgage Bankers Association named Holly Cannon as Vice President for Human Resources.

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People
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